Women In Wine – Chef & Winemakers’ Dinner is a celebration and an exclusive opportunity to meet and hear from four all-star, award-winning female winemakers and their highly respected wineries from around the country.

The evening begins with a welcome reception in Bellini Bar – featuring the Huia Sparkling Brut Rosé on arrival, snacks and live opera, before adjourning to FISH Restaurant for a four course and wine pairing dinner. The dinner will be MC’d by Kelli Brett, Cuisine Magazine editor, as we hear about the wines and stories from the wine makers. 

In the kitchen, Giada Grilli (Head Chef at Skycity Auckland) is teaming up with Des Harris (Hilton Auckland’s Culinary Director) and his female kitchen brigade. Together, these two culinary maestros have designed an exquisite four course wine matched menu along with snacks for the evening.

The Wine Makers & Master of Wine

  • Claire Allan of Huia Vineyards, Marlborough
  • Helen Masters of Ata Rangi Wines, Martinborough
  • Jen Parr of Valli Wines, Central Otago
  • Kate Radburnd of Radburnd Cellars, Hawke’s Bay

Event Menu:

  • Arrival: Parmesan Churro; Carrot and Goat’s Curd Meringue; Black Garlic Wafer, Whipped Cod, Sorrel; Crumpet, Guanciale, Nigella Seeds Mayo; 2017 Huia Brut Rose
  • First: Fish Terrine, Kohlrabi, Onion, Kaffir Lime; 2019 Ata Rangi “Potiki” Chardonnay; 2018 Radburnd Cellars Chardonnay
  • Second: Confit Ora King Salmon, Smoked Eel Crème, Beetroot; 2019 Valli Gibbston Pinot Noir; 2018 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
  • Third: Glazed Wild Boar Belly, BBQ Leek, Truffle Custard, Beurre Noisette; 2019 Valli Bannockburn Pinot Noir; 2018 Radburnd Cellars Merlot Cabernet
  • Fourth: Ravioli, Apple, Sage, Macadamia; 2017 Huia Blanc de Blanc

Important Note:
This is an exclusive one-off menu specially designed for the evening, regrettably dietary requests are unable to be accommodated.

Strictly R18. Host responsibility limis apply. 

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Last updated: 12 January 2022